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Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: October 18, 2020

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18Oct2020

The fall temperatures may be dropping, but the Royal Caribbean news from this week is as hot as ever, and we have it all summarized for you in this week's round up!

Royal Caribbean plans to restart cruises in December on Quantum of the Seas, and has released some easy to read guides about the new changes that will be added.

The cruise line calls its collection of new health protocols, "The Royal Promise", and it encompasses all the new changes onboard to protect guests from the current health crisis.

These changes include reducing the number of guests onboard to no more than 50% occupancy, testing everyone before sailing, and enhanced cleanliness standards.

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Getting married on a cruise is something many couples choose to do, and this week's podcast episode is about Rebecca's Allure of the Seas wedding cruise.

Rebecca shares why she chose to get married on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, and what goes into planning a wedding and honeymoon cruise.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: 6 things that happen on a cruise that nobody talks about

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — 6 things that happen on a cruise that nobody talks about — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Three things Royal Caribbean needs to go right for cruises to resume in the U.S.

While Royal Caribbean announced it will restart cruises in Singapore, the big question is when will they be able to cruise again from the United States?

The next couple of weeks could be a moment of truth for the industry. In order for cruises to resume sooner than later in the USA, at least three key things have to go Royal Caribbean's way.

Based on comments from last week's meeting with the cruise lines and Vice President Mike Pence, here are the three big things that have to fall into place for Royal Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: October 11, 2020

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11Oct2020

I hope everyone reading this is having a wonderful Sunday and enjoying some time this weekend with friends, family and some good food too.  There was a lot of Royal Caribbean news this week, and we have summarized all up into one easy-to-read blog post for your convenience!

The BIG news this week is Royal Caribbean is about to restart cruises finally, with Quantum of the Seas sailing again from Singapore in December.

Royal Caribbean received permission from the Singapore government to conduct roundtrip 3- and 4-night cruises from Singapore that have no port stops.

Quantum of the Seas will sail at a maximum of 50% capacity, and is limited to only residents of Singapore.

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This week's cruise story takes us to Bermuda, where Joe wanted to visit this beautiful island again on Anthem of the Seas.

Joe shares what his second time visiting Bermuda was like, and some of the memorable stories from his family vacation.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it

New RCB Video: The Worst Things EVERYONE Does on a cruise!

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — The Worst Things EVERYONE Does on a cruise! — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Where and when will you have to wear a mask on a Royal Caribbean cruise?

Of all the new rules Royal Caribbean is adding, having to wear a mask is among the most discordant issue of them all.

Wearing a mask will be a requirement on a Royal Caribbean cruise, but there are rules about where and when you can take it off.

Check out our breakdown of what the face mask rules are, so you will be prepared when cruises begin!

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: October 4, 2020

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04Oct2020

Happy Sunday! It has been a busy week of Royal Caribbean news, and we have it all summarized for you in this round up.

The big cruise news this week was the extension of the No Sail order through the end of October 2020.

Prior to this extension, the "No Sail Order" was set to expire on September 30 at midnight, although Royal Caribbean and all the cruise lines have already voluntarily cancelled its cruises through October 31, 2020, with the intention to possibly resume November 1.

The CDC announced it would be extended an additional 30 days, although there is a report circulating that the CDC wanted to extend it longer, but the White House overruled them.

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The 374th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where James shares the important lesson of being flexible on a cruise.

James started off his cruise with a major storm and an accident, but did not let these speed bumps deter his ability to have a great cruise vacation.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: 5 things you can buy for a cruise that aren't worth it!

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — 5 things you can buy for a cruise that aren't worth it! — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

What it's like to be a on cruise ship with no guests

Royal Caribbean's cruise ships are still operating with limited staff onboard, and a lot of people are curious what life is like onboard without passengers.

While Royal Caribbean cruises are currently shutdown due to the current health crisis, its ships remain ready for when cruises resume. So what is happening onboard while there are no cruises?

Captain Johnny Faevelen is the Master of Harmony of the Seas, and shared what the crew are up to onboard, and what sort of things they are doing while the ship is not conducting any cruises.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: September 27, 2020

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27Sep2020

Happy weekend! We have a look back at all the Royal Caribbean news from this week to share with all of you.

Royal Caribbean's Healthy Sail Panel released its initial recommendations this week, outlining a plan for cruises to safely return.

The detailed list of recommendations encompasses 74 steps and is 65 pages long, tackling a number of scenarios and approaches for ensuring guests and crew members are safe, while mitigating any infection onboard.

Here is a look at the most important health protocol changes to know about.

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The 373rd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Josh shares how a cruise on Adventure of the Seas changed how he cruises forever.

Josh took a cruise on Adventure of the Seas, unaware of all the new friends he would make onboard, and it completely changed how he would approach cruising.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Top myths people believe about cruises!

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Top myths people believe about cruises — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

5 things you've probably overlooked with the new cruise protocols

The Healthy Sail Panel announced sweeping changes in how cruise ships operate in order to keep them safe, so it is very easy to omit some important takeaways.

In looking over the 65 pages of information provided by this group of globally recognized medical and scientific experts, there is a lot of considerations and notes for the future included with the new rules.

I picked out five really important things to keep in mind when it comes to reviewing these new protocols.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: September 20, 2020

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20Sep2020

Welcome to this week's edition of the Royal Caribbean post round-up, where we summarize all of the Royal Caribbean news and information from this week into one handy-dandy post! There is plenty of great content to enjoy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's round-up!

Royal Caribbean announced this week that it canceled all of its Australia and New Zealand cruises through December 31, 2020.

The cruise line said the decision was made due to a recent extension of a ban on cruise ships in Australian waters until mid-December. Royal Caribbean opted to extend its ban through the end of the year so that guests could make alternate holiday arrangements.

Guests who were booked on affected sailings will receive emails with compensation offers and choices of what to do.

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The 372nd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Joy recalls a memorable sailing on Freedom of the Seas to celebrate her anniversary.

A wedding anniversary is always a special occasion, especially a 25th wedding anniversary. This week, Joy tells Matt all about a great cruise to mark a major milestone.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Why you shouldn't cancel your Royal Caribbean cruise

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Why you shouldn't cancel your Royal Caribbean cruise — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

5 hints Royal Caribbean Group Chairman has shared about cruises resuming

Richard Fain has provided periodic updates throughout Royal Caribbean's shutdown, and there have been a few hints at what changes we might to expect sprinkled in all of them.

Mr. Fain has spoken on television, in webinars, and on conference calls many times during the voluntary cruise suspension, and offered hints at what cruises starting up again will involve.

For anyone trying to piece together Royal Caribbean's game plan, here are a few policies we can expect that Richard Fain hinted or alluded to over the last few months.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: September 13, 2020

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13Sep2020

Thank you for joining us for this a look at all the Royal Caribbean news from this week. We had plenty to share, so let us jump right in!

Royal Caribbean announced this week when they resume cruises, its mobile app will be at the heart of many new approaches and policies.

The Royal Caribbean app will be leveraged even more than before by adding new features and capabilities, with more coming in the future.

Features such as the new Muster 2.0, scheduled arrival times, digital key and more are going to be included in the app.

Royal Caribbean expects more advancements to be added to the app, including some changes that will take place "behind the scenes".

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The 371st episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Jose shared the story of how he did not like his first Royal Caribbean cruise but that did not stop him.

Jose's first cruise was not to his liking, but he gave it another try, and it exemplifies an important lesson for any first-time cruiser.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

Royal Caribbean Group CEO: "We may be within sight of the end"

Royal Caribbean Group Chairman and CEO Richard Fain offered optimism and insight during the continued cruise shutdown.

In a new video update, Mr. Fain said he feels "more positive" that the end of this period of no cruises may finally be coming to an end.

In addition, he touched upon the work the Healthy Sail Panel is doing, and commented on how impressed he is with their progress.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: September 6, 2020

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06Sep2020

Happy weekend! It has been a busy week of Royal Caribbean news and events, and we have a look back at everything that happened this week.

It was nice to have a change of pace this week when Wonder of the Seas was floated out at her shipyard.

Royal Caribbean's next Oasis Class cruise ship was successfully floated out at 7am on Saturday morning in just about one hour.

Wonder of the Seas is under construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The fifth Oasis Class ship will debut in 2022.

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The 370th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Jeff reviews two Grandeur of the Seas cruises.

This week's cruise story is a "two-fer", where Jeff contrasts his first Grandeur of the Seas cruise to his latest one.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

8 cruise ship tips from a former employee

Royal Caribbean crew members live on their ships for months at a time, and they see guests doing a lot of things during this time, including mistakes.

Former crew member Pippa Madden worked on cruise ships for 8 years and shared helpful do's and don'ts based on what she saw onboard.

Here are eight things to do, avoid, or simply be aware of, for your cruise vacation.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 30, 2020

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30Aug2020

Welcome to this week's edition of the Royal Caribbean post round-up, where we summarize all of the Royal Caribbean news and information from this week into one handy-dandy post! There is plenty of great content to enjoy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's round-up!

Royal Caribbean fans were relieved to hear that Grandeur of the Seas will remain in the fleet after all.

Plans to transfer Grandeur to Pullmantur Cruises has been cancelled due to Pullmantur's dire financial situation.

No new sailings have been announced yet, but more details are expected to be announced soon.

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The 369th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Sharla talks about her first cruise to Alaska.

This week's cruise story features Sharla recalling her first visit to Alaska on Explorer of the Seas, and which memories stand out from her first time visiting this area.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

Harmony of the Seas Captain's message to guests: ready to welcome guests back

The Captain of Harmony of the Seas took to Twitter this week to share a short message to guests that he and the crew cannot wait to welcome back guests onboard.

In the short video, Captain Johnny Faevelen drove around the Central Park neighborhood on his scooter while showing off the ship.

While Captain Johnny's message contains no new information on when or how Royal Caribbean might start cruising again, the sentiment has resonated with cruise fans who are equally eager to get back onboard.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 23, 2020

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23Aug2020

Thanks for joining us for another weekly look at all of the Royal Caribbean news from this week.  The late-summer heat is still on, and we have plenty of Royal Caribbean news to share from this week.

Anthem of the Seas sailed back to Southampton, England, following a short drydock refurbishment.

Along with Allure of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas was spotted off the South Coast of England.

A few Royal Caribbean ships have been positioned off the southern coast of England, and make periodic stops in Southampton for resupply.

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The 368th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt shares an overview of the Cruise with Confidence program.

Something so many of us are now dealing with are future cruise credits, and how to deal with getting them, redeeming them, and of course waiting for them.  This week’s podcast will talk about FCCs and what to expect when you’re expecting. 

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

Despite rumors online, Royal Caribbean hasn't sold Empress of the Seas

There was a lot of speculation on the internet this week that Empress of the Seas had been sold, but the cruise line insists that is not true.

Rumors began swirling again this week following an unnamed source claiming Empress was sold. 

A Royal Caribbean spokesperson confirmed that Empress has not been sold. Rather, she is in Greek waters for an extended "stay for a few months".

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 16, 2020

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16Aug2020

Welcome to this week's edition of the Royal Caribbean post round-up, where we summarize all of the Royal Caribbean news and information from this week into one handy-dandy post! There is plenty of great content to enjoy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's round-up!

Royal Caribbean provided a business update this week in conjunction with announcing its second quarter 2020 financial results.

The cruise giant reported a $1.6 billion loss for the quarter, compared to a $472.8 million income last year at the same time.

Royal Caribbean's estimated monthly cash burn is about $250 million to $290 million per month during a prolonged suspension of operations. 

Royal Caribbean Group indicated 2021 cruise bookings are trending well and is within historical ranges.

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The 367th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Pacale talks about a memorable cruise on Jewel of the Seas.

Pascale sailed on Jewel of the Seas in 2004 during a hurricane, and shares how the storm did not ruin what ended up being a really fun cruise vacation.

Please subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! 

You might have to take a COVID-19 test to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise in the future

Royal Caribbean's CEO said the cruise line is thinking about using rapid testing for guests in order to go on a cruise.

Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley indicated testing of guests is "very likely" to occur.

Mr. Bailey said that while the recommendations of the  Healthy Sail Panel of health experts are not available yet, he did say testing will be part of their recommendations.

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